Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Polymer Systems, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Gordon G. Wallace, Peter R. Teasdale, Geoffrey M. Spinks, Leon A. P. Kane-Maguire

CRC Press
Published October 22, 2008
Reference - 263 Pages - 245 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420067095 - CAT# 67095

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Summary

Rapid advances in synthetic polymer science and nanotechnology have revealed new avenues of development in conductive electroactive polymers that take greater advantage of this versatile class of materials’ unique properties. This third edition of Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Polymer Systems continues to provide an in-depth understanding of how to engineer dynamic properties in inherently conducting polymers from the molecular level.

New to the third edition:

  • Biomedical, MEMS, and electronic textile applications
  • The synthesis and fabrication of nanocomponents and nanostructures
  • The energy role of nanotechnology in improving the performance of conducting materials in devices
  • Electrochemical Raman, electrochemical ESR, and scanning vibrating reference electrode studies

After establishing the basic principles of polymer chemistry, the book pinpoints the dynamic properties of the more useful conducting polymers, such as polupyrroles, polythiophenes, and polyanilines. It then demonstrates how the control of these properties enables cutting-edge applications in nano, biomedicine, and MEMS as well as sensors and artificial muscles. Subsequent chapters discuss the effect of nanodimensional control on the resultant properties.

Updated to reflect substantial developments and advances that have occurred in the past few years, this third edition of Conductive Electroactive Polymers unlocks a world of potential for integrating and interfacing conductive polymers.

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